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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

White Winter Cupboard







It's odd to me that winter only begins on the shortest day of the year. It seems like that day should be found smack dab in the middle. Whatever. We celebrated the occasion with food, family, and laughter. We have made it half way through the dark days and long nights! Like the pines, we try to stay green in winter, as Norman Douglas put it. To have wisdom in hardship. 



We are among the fortunate who have nothing whatsoever difficult to endure at the moment. But we need look only so far as across the table to find those that do. 




So we hang the greens for hope, and twinkling lights against all harshness. Offer up the simple comforts of a roof and stove, and celebrate life. . . .




And what better for a winter celebration than white? Especially when there is almost never a promise here in the desert for any other way to have a White Christmas?




The coziest dishes have huddled together in the cupboard for warmth. And an old bicuit jar still holds the same secrets.




The plates and platters chatter together of savories yet to come.




Few things warm my heart more than cupboard shelves overflowing as in a picture from a nursery story! Especially the child inside of me at Christmas. I thought you might enjoy a peek inside too!




















A perfect spot for Santa's cookies!










































Wishing you whatever warms your heart most this season!

And a Merry Christmas to you!

Jacqueline








23 comments:

Kelly_Deal said...

Lovely Jacqueline! Merry Christmas!

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Jacqueline, what a wonderful Christmas post! It brought a lot of joy to me this morning. I just love the brown transfer ware together with the other white china and linens. Wishing a Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. Warm regards,
Christina

Burlap Luxe said...

Well you know how charmed I am here with your vintage wares and the cupboard it's held in.

Jacqueline, my wish for you is an inspiring holiday, and a Merry Family Christmas.

Xx
Bisous

Dore

Victorian1885 said...

Simply beautiful... Merry Christmas!

angie said...

merry christmas !!! their pictures are very beautiful !!! love all of angie from Germany

Marjon said...


Beautiful Pictures from a white Christmas Jacqueline ...i wish you also Merry christmas and enjoy your holidays....greetz Marjon

My thrift store addiction said...

Hi there! I love your pretty winter whites and those DISHES! Merry Christmas! Cecilia

Jeanie said...

I can't say I welcome winter, Jacqueline, but if I must, I can think of no lovelier spot than here to do so!

Merriest to you!

The Reed Warbler said...

Beautiful as allways .... merry Christmas and a happy New Year! Anita xo

Pamela Gordon said...

It is very lovely. Have a very happy Christmas! Pam

Suz said...

This is so lovely. I wish I had collected brown and white ironstone. It is so perfect for this season. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Deb said...

Yes, I sure do enjoy a peak into your cupboard. It is absolutely gorgeous. Wishing you a peaceful and wonderful Christmas, Jacqueline. Hugs, Deb

elizabeth said...

Everything is so lovely! Perfect in my opinion, and I love all of your transferware so much!

Wanda Adamczyk said...

Piękna jest radość w święta, ciepłe są myśli o bliskich. Niech pokój, miłość i szczęście dotyczy dzisiaj, Was wszystkich. Radosnych Świąt z marzeniami i pięknego Nowego Roku 2015 życzy Wanda

minwks said...

Many thanks Jacqueline for your lovely posts. Merry Christmas.Janine

Mom Wald said...

Merry Christmas Jacqueline! What a lovely post.

HMax said...

Jacqueline, love your layering of whites, as always! Hope your Christmas is cozy!

Heather

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Jaybird said...

It all looks so lovely and restful!! Thank you for the cool idea to hang dangly lights in the cabinet...I may have to try that in my kitchen!
Merry Christmas to you and blessings in the new year!
J

Marilyn said...

Love your overflowing cupboard with dishes that talk to each other and a heart of a child within you. That is what Christmas is about, plus the sitting across the table with loved ones. Merry Christmas!

Di said...

Merry Christmas love the ironstone! I love that your dishes talk to each other. Di@Cottage-wishes

June said...

It's beautiful at your house Jacqueline! Have a magical day with your family.
sending hugs...

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, I am at a loss for words, except those I have always said to you.So beautiful, your photos and your words. Hope you are having the most wonderful Christmas with your family..Judy

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